Upgrades can improve generator performance

“As we’re seeing in California, it’s not always possible to get new power plants permitted and operating quickly to meet increased demand,” said Jim Robertson, General Manager of GEAPS. “An alternative is for customers to take advantage of GE’s various CM&U services to bring older equipment up to current design, enable it to run more efficiently and help produce more electricity.”

HOUSTON, May 2 /PRNewswire/ — Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. and national independent power company Calpine Corporation announced plans to jointly develop the Sonoran Pipeline, subject to a successful open season and all other approvals. As proposed, the Sonoran Pipeline will be a 1,160-mile, high-pressure interstate natural gas pipeline from the San Juan Basin in northern New Mexico to markets in California. The project will provide much needed natural gas transportation capacity to California to serve rapidly growing electric generation demand. In addition, producers will be able to move more natural gas from the San Juan Basin through the Sonoran Pipeline. This will benefit California consumers, as access to these abundant natural gas supplies has been constrained due to a lack of pipeline infrastructure.

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